Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Wolf Draw Fire Information
Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Start date: May 29, 2021
Location: Approximately 30 miles north of Cuba and 11 miles northwest of Regina on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), Rio Arriba County
Cause: Human. The Wolf Draw Fire was caused by an illegal abandoned campfire that escaped the fire ring over the Memorial Day weekend. The west side of the SFNF is currently under Stage 1 fire restrictions, which prohibit dispersed campfires.
Size: 712 acres
Percent Contained: 75%
Resources: 1 Type 3 engine, 1 Type 6 engine, 2 hand crews, 1 Rapid Extraction Module (REM) Team, 1 air attack platform and 1 Type 3 helicopter
Fuels: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
Operations: Another day of minimal fire activity gave crews the opportunity to continue mop-up operations along the control lines. The Type 3 Incident Management Team also started suppression repair, removing unneeded equipment and rehabbing the area from ground disturbances created while fighting the fire. The Type 3 team will turn command of the Wolf Draw Fire over to a local Type 4 team at 6 a.m. Monday.
Weather: The same pattern of scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into Sunday night with a 40% chance of precipitation and north winds from 10 to 15 mph. Drier air moving into the area will bring an end to the sporadic rainfall with 0% chance of precipitation and lower relative humidities on Monday.
Objectives: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the first priority. Other objectives on the Wolf Draw Fire include limiting fire impacts on cultural resources, oil and gas infrastructure, private property, canyon ecosystems and Mexican spotted owl habitat.
Smoke: Minimal smoke impacts are expected from the Wolf Draw Fire due to its remote location. Depending on fire behavior, smoke may be visible in the Dulce area. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire.
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